Sherburne Belts First Homer at Phil Welch in 3-2 Win

Published 07/05 2014 10:39PM

Updated 07/06 2014 11:08AM

(ST. JOSEPH) It took over 20 games, but the St. Joseph Mustangs home run drought at their own yard ended on Saturday.

Mike Sherburne, less than 24 hours after his 13th-inning, game-winning hit on Friday, cleared both walls in left field for a three-run blast in the fifth inning against Nevada, lifting the Mustangs to a 3-2 win. 

 It's the third straight one-run victory for St. Joseph after back-to-back walkouts the previous two nights. 

After a nearly 90-minute delay due to wet field conditions, the Mustangs put a pair of runners on in each of the first four innings, but continued to miss offensive opportunities, stranding them all. They left 12 total on base despite four errors from Nevada. 

Ryker Fox (6-1), whose ERA finally peeked above the 1.00 mark, allowed two runs on eight hits while striking out seven over 6 2/3. 

Nevada opened the scoring in the third when Jacob Alexander scored Jordan Taylor with a liner to left. Down by two after the homer, Alexander got one back for the Griffons in the seventh with another run-scoring single. 

Austin Aspegren, Jon Pomatto, and Grant Gavin combined to toss a scoreless final 2 1/3 innings. 

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